Fish Gills on Man Prove Evolution (Sep, 1931)

Take that creationists!

Fish Gills on Man Prove Evolution
A MAN with gill slits on his neck like a fish has been discovered in Germany and was examined recently by physicians and biologists at the University Clinic at Heidelberg. No “pre-natal influence” or other mystery is involved, the scientists agreed, but merely a “throw-back” to the condition of mankind’s fish-like and frog-like ancestors millions of years ago in evolution. A few human beings have been born with ape tails.

15 comments
  1. KD5ZS says: March 3, 20105:04 pm

    Apes don’t have tails! Monkeys do.

  2. daniel says: March 3, 20105:52 pm

    I was hoping the stub of an article would feature sentient gills, weighing in on scientific processes.

  3. Tom says: March 3, 20105:24 pm

    Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny.

  4. John M. Hanna says: March 3, 201010:20 pm

    Does this mean ‘The Creature from the Black Lagoon’ was based on fact?

  5. K!P says: March 8, 20107:43 am

    so waterword could have happen!

  6. Jake of All Trades says: March 8, 20108:44 pm

    Abe Sapien?

  7. Viriya says: October 28, 20104:03 am

    This is could be real. I have ‘gills’ and so does my father and grandmother. All people have primitive gills in the womb, which close over in normal development.

  8. samantha says: January 19, 201110:00 am

    i think the whole evolution thing is no true. everybody is entitled to thier own opinions, and religious beliefs. i just dont belive it at all. i guess i just dont know much about gills so i’d have to see it to believe it

  9. Firebrand38 says: January 19, 201110:22 am

    samantha: Evolution has a lot more going for it than an article from 1931. Let’s try this on for size; my opinion is that your opinion is dumb.

  10. Don says: January 19, 201110:26 am

    @samantha: Everyone IS entitled to their own opinions . . . but not their own FACTS.

  11. Firebrand38 says: January 19, 201110:47 am

    samantha: I mean, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that you don’t even understand what it is you don’t believe in.

  12. JMyint says: January 19, 201111:47 am

    Prior to WW2 as it seems today few people had real understanding of complex scientific principles. They also misunderstand what the word theory means. A theory is the best possible explanation of a set of observations. Scientists don’t come up with a theory then try to prove it. Scientists make observations, come up with a theory that explains those observations, then try to disprove the theory.

    Thinking evolution is not true is a lot like saying radio is not true. After all it is just a theory that radio waves propagate through space and that information can be encoded on them. No one has actually seen radio waves just their effects. So we haven’t actually seen an animal evolve doesn’t mean we don’t see the effects.

    In the late 19th and early 20th century there was a lot of speculation about missing links. The idea of missing links is now thought to be more than just a little foolish. Scientist are now pretty sure that evolution is a little more subtle and a lot more complex than many of the early ideas. Now the idea is more that multiple small changes occur over long periods of time. Environment and luck may play a bigger part than natural selection and ‘survival of the fittest’.

  13. Charlie says: January 22, 20111:59 am

    Oh lord, another Marconiest. JMyint, don’t you know that so called “radio” waves are just a liberal plot to try and discredit telepathy? The bible doesn’t even mention them!

  14. Jari says: January 23, 20111:07 pm

    I can see radio waves between 400–790 THz just fine…. I’ll get me coat.

  15. Jeanne says: August 9, 201110:54 pm

    Someone’s been to Innsmouth…

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